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The public are being advised that ongoing major disruptions to the IT systems supporting the work of the Council's Development Management and Building Standards teams are currently impacting on service delivery.
05 October 2023
Orkney Islands Council is calling on members of the local community and visitors to help shine the spotlight on OIC employees or teams who have made a difference.
Local people – including social care residents, school pupils, museum and library visitors, friends, family and employees – are all encouraged to nominate their VIPs for the new VIP Awards scheme.
05 September 2023
The high performing Building Standards Service in Orkney has, once again, been reappointed as building standards verifier in Orkney for a further six years.
The Council was notified of the news by letter from the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, Patrick Harvie MSP who commended the service for its “continuous improvement and wider commitment across the authority”.
10 November 2022
Staff within the Council’s Building Standards department have been playing their part in helping raise some funds towards the creation of The Peedie Retreat – a holiday home for residents affected by cancer and Multiple Sclerosis.
Anna and Reuben Johnston are behind the plans and are raising funds to create a retreat at Inganess beach.
29 April 2022
The Council’s ICT team require to carry out some essential maintenance work to the network security systems on Tuesday evening (19 October).
Unfortunately, this will mean some brief outages to a number of our public websites – such as Marine Services, planning and warrant, sport and leisure, benefit applications. These brief outages will occur between 5.30pm til 8pm. We will update as soon as the works are complete and the complete system is up and running again.
19 October 2021